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Magic Metals : Rescue and Upcycle

Reuse domestic metal scraps and other materials in your textile and mixed media art.

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Duration
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1 to 3 days
Materials and techniques
Reclaimed domestic metals and wires, fabrics, colouring and manipulation techniques, hand and/or machine stitching.
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Skill Level
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None required
Outcome
Explore, sample and create

Repurpose and upcycle everyday discarded materials such as coffee pods, drinks cans and baby wipes. When adjusting our thinking to
using materials which won’t have lasting or detrimental effects on our world, it is amazing how often this thinking enables us to extend our creativity.
In this project we will use discarded materials to build a textured and exciting surface using simple techniques to help us to see new uses for our throw away items. Transform these into fancy, lush surfaces using embossing, colouring, stitching and more.